When I was in middle school my dream was to design my own fashion line. I would get caught in the middle of class sketching designs almost every day. Some of my classmates would laugh at me for even having the idea of trying to get into the fashion industry, but even they didn’t stop me from achieving my dreams and goals!
Once I got to high school I discovered my love for photography in yearbook class. You would catch me photographing our show choir at competitions and taking portraits of students for the upcoming yearbook. Ever since I took that class I haven’t stopped taking pictures.
After I graduated high school I decided to go to the Art Institute of Indianapolis for Fashion Retail Management. When I started I already knew it wasn’t for me. After my first quarter I decided to switch my major to Digital Photography (Go Figure)! Once I switched my major I was 10x happier. I realized that photography was something that I not only loved, but it was something that I wanted to pursue as my career!
I graduated The Art Institute with an Associates Degree in Digital Photography in September 2018. After graduation I still had not figured out where I wanted to go with my photography, until I found PATTERN Magazine! When I Interviewed for the photography intern position I was really nervous and when I got the email that I was accepted, it was one of my most happiest moments.
When I started I really had no idea what to expect but when I met the other interns, we all instantly clicked! Throughout the internship I photographed models, designed moodboards and even styled various photoshoots. One of my favorite things to attend and help out with was the PATTERN Vo. 15 Launch Party.
PATTERN gave me the opportunity to not only grow as a photographer, but also as a person. I am so thankful for all the different material I got to learn and take away from here, and also the new friends and ideas I get to take with me too.